Global compact equipment supplier Doosan Bobcat has announced the opening of a new Global Collaboration Center in downtown Minneapolis, MN. The center will house some elements of the company’s global functions and provide a central meeting location to allow those teams to work closely to accelerate innovation and collaboration.
This news follows the company’s recent announcement of a global organizational structure and the appointment of global function leaders.
“The Global Collaboration Center will further advance the pioneering spirit of Doosan Bobcat by paving the way to new levels of innovation and success,” said Scott Park, Doosan Bobcat CEO. “Our future is exciting, and the collaborative nature of the center will move us farther and faster.”
The 10,600-sq.-ft. office space provides a collaborative, innovative environment and features open work areas with modern finishes and a variety of work spaces. In addition, it has six meeting and conference rooms with AV packages, along with a team room, huddle areas, community space and a hospitality area for guests.
The downtown Minneapolis location was selected due to its convenience and ease of accessibility for global employees and visitors via the nearby Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport. In addition, the center is within a short drive or quick flight from Doosan Bobcat’s North America headquarters in West Fargo and other facilities in North Dakota.
Park said he is enthusiastic about the center’s location, as he believes it will provide a greater connection to new skill sets and top talent to complement the company’s current teams.
“Minneapolis has long been recognized as a hotbed of technology and engineering talent,” said Park. “We’re excited for Doosan Bobcat to become a part of this vibrant community and contribute to its innovative spirt with our growing team of professionals.”
The company serves a worldwide market and offers manufacturing, parts distribution, research and development, engineering and sales facilities all around the world, including the Czech Republic, France, Belgium, China, Singapore, Australia, India and throughout the United States.
Doosan Bobcat North American operations are based in North Dakota, with administrative, sales and marketing offices in West Fargo, and production and engineering facilities in Gwinner, Bismarck and Wahpeton, ND, and Litchfield, MN. In addition, the company’s Acceleration Center – a facility focused on engineering, research and development, training and product testing – is in Bismarck.
The company has also announced intentions to open a digital business innovation center in downtown Fargo, ND, in the fall of 2019.